|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744|
|Ouachita County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Arkansas 71701||18 miles|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Fordyce||Arkansas 71742||19 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||El Dorado||Arkansas 71730||25 miles|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||26 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665||33 miles|
|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655||42 miles|
|Ashley County Sheriff's Office||Hamburg||Arkansas 71646||46 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Star||Arkansas 71667||47 miles|
|Columbia County Jail||Magnolia||Arkansas 71753||48 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Department||Arkadelphia||Arkansas 71923||49 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Arkansas 72150||52 miles|
|Nevada County Sheriffs Department||Prescott||Arkansas 71857||53 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Pine Bluff||Arkansas 71601||55 miles|
|Union Parish Sheriff's Office||Farmerville||Louisiana 71241||55 miles|
|Hot Springs Sheriff's Office||Malvern||Arkansas 72104||57 miles|
|Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office||Homer||Louisiana 71040||62 miles|
|Hempstead County Sheriff's Office||Hope||Arkansas 71801||63 miles|
|Lafayette County Sheriff's Office||Lewisville||Arkansas 71845||63 miles|
|Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||64 miles|
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official who serves a specific county. Many of the responsibilities of the sheriff overlap with those of local police departments. The biggest difference is that a sheriff has jurisdiction over the entire county, while police departments can only enforce laws within city limits.
While sheriffs share law enforcement duties with city police officers, their degree of responsibility varies by jurisdiction. Municipalities with limited resources often contract law enforcement services to the sheriff, especially for complex crimes where they may not be equipped to conduct a detailed investigation.
Sheriffs tend to be more involved in cases where a suspect operates across city lines. Since they have the authority to investigate crimes and make arrests in any city in their jurisdiction, they often act as a bridge between various municipal law enforcement agencies in that jurisdiction.